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  • By: Robert J. Brym & Bader Araj
  • In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism
  • Edited by: Gus Martin
  • Subject:Terrorism, Terrorism/Counterterrorism, International Security (general)

The word intifada is Arabic for “shaking off,” but in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it has come to mean “uprising.” Between 1987 and 2005, two intifadas aimed to create a Palestinian state. The first began in December 1987 and ...

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